Learn cutting-edge 3D animation techniques
Create breathtaking content for film, TV, games, print media,
and the Web using Autodesk Maya and the detailed information
contained in this comprehensive resource. Maya experts and special
effects gurus Tom Meade and Shinsaku Arima cover every step in the
Maya production workflow using easy-to-follow tutorials, real-world
examples, and insider tips and tricks.
Maya 8: The Complete Reference shows you how to use the latest
version of Maya to its full potential. YouAnd#39;ll learn to
integrate motion, create complex effects, manipulate lighting,
render your final animation, and prepare for
postproduction.Andnbsp; Build 3D models using polygons, NURBS, and
subdivision surfacesUse displacement maps to enhance geometryCreate
and skin skeletonsConnect the attributes of any nodes togetherBuild
a control rig to manipulate skeletonsCreate your own tools using
MEL scripts Master the Hypershade to control textures, cameras, and
lightsWork with the Artisan tools, Paint Effects tools, and 3D
Paint toolsRender your animation for postproduction
Ready-to-use sample files on DVD
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